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Blindness and the Visionary : the Life and Work of John Wilson.

Author: John Coles
Publisher: London : Giles de la Mare Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Wilson did more than anyone else to prevent and cure blindness, and help blind people, throughout the world between the 1940s and his death in 1999. In addition, he made a significant contribution to the cause of disabled people in general. His achievements deserve comparison with those of other charismatic figures such as Helen Keller and Albert Schweitzer. A man of action and unflagging energy, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coles, John.
Blindness and the Visionary : The Life and Work of John Wilson.
London : Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd, ©2012
Named Person: John Wilson, Sir; John Wilson, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Coles
ISBN: 9781900357333 190035733X
OCLC Number: 828794697
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1 : A Different Upbringing; Chapter 2 : To Work; Chapter 3 : Focus on Africa; Chapter 4 : The Eyes of Asia; Chapter 5 : Vision International; Chapter 6 : To Move, To Hear, To See; Chapter 7 : The Man; Chapter 8 : The Legacy; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; Plates; About the Author; Copyright.

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John Wilson did more than anyone else to prevent and cure blindness, and help blind people, throughout the world between the 1940s and his death in 1999. In addition, he made a significant contribution to the cause of disabled people in general. His achievements deserve comparison with those of other charismatic figures such as Helen Keller and Albert Schweitzer. A man of action and unflagging energy, with exceptional determination, imagination and compassion, and analytical and organizational ability, he changed millions of people's lives for the better by developing systems and.

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